Originally Posted by Blueline
How much air are you losing? If it's 10lbs in a month, you might have to make that cold trip to the dealer for warranty. There were some bad shocks mostly in the 2011 bikes. The shock shouldn't lose any air.
Funny you should say that about the 11's. My shock didn't lose much air until I had a passenger. Then it lost air really fast and put me and her on the stops.
Dealer replaced it and so far so good but it still loses air over time. I've learn to feel when it does so then I break out my trusty Fox pump and pump it up.
After pulling the faulty air shock the tech I looked at it and could not see anything wrong. I was kinda expecting to see a knick or some kind of sign of damage but neither of us could see any reason why it was bad.
By the way, if you have a 2012, you have a one year warranty without any copay but you still have at least 2 more years of warranty with the $50 copay.
Have you considered calling your dealer and asking them if you could bring it in when it warms up again since the riding season is over where you are and honor a warranty claim for the first year? Yeah. They probably could not do that without approval from the mother ship.
Of course there is the option of renting or borrowing a trailer to get the bike to the shop. More effort but definitely a warmer option.